03 March 2008
TWO GOOD SITES FOR INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
I was reminded of these when reading an article in, of all place, International Travel News. The first is RxList, ”the Internet Drug Index for prescription drugs and medication.” In addition to having very complete drug information, with separate “for the consumer” and “for the professional” writeups, the site has a pill identification tool, drug medical dictionary, and a good section on diseases and conditions. The last links to RxList’s parent organization, WebMD. It is easy to use and very complete.
The other site is The Merck Manual Medical Library, the consumer-oriented version of the famous print manual. Entries are in alphabetical order and there are photos, and AV material not in the print version. It is easily searchable, but not as complete as RxList.
Merck (portal): http://www.merck.com/nmhe/